If you frequently snore at night, you might feel tired during the day, struggle to focus on challenging tasks, and experience other negative symptoms. At Inner Vitality in Bellevue, WA, we can use NightLase to improve your snoring problem. Receiving this snoring reduction treatment can be a good way to achieve more restful sleep and improve your energy levels.
What Is the NightLase Snoring Reduction Treatment?
NightLase is a non-invasive treatment that is designed to enhance the quality of your sleep by reducing the severity of your snoring issues. In the past, you might have corrected this health problem by getting an invasive procedure and going through a long and frustrating recovery period. Alternatively, you might have worn an uncomfortable oral appliance during the nighttime.
Fortunately, you won’t have a long recovery period or be required to wear an oral appliance when you use NightLase to improve your snoring issues. During this snoring reduction treatment, we will use a Fotona SP Dynamis laser to improve the condition of the tissues that are obstructing your airways and causing you to snore during the night. This technique can decrease the volume and severity of your snoring.
How Does This Laser Treatment Work?
During your treatment sessions, we will use our powerful laser to send energy into specific locations in your mouth. This energy will cause the collagen fibers in these locations to contract. As your collagen fibers react to this laser treatment, your air passages will become broader and your snoring problem will start to improve.
Addressing your snoring issue will allow you to feel more rested and alert when you wake up in the mornings. As your energy improves, you will become more productive at your work and have more energy for sports and other leisure activities. Further, reducing the volume of your snoring will help your partner achieve restful, uninterrupted sleep.
Why Have I Developed a Snoring Issue?
When you fall asleep, the muscles on the top of your throat, tongue, and mouth will begin to relax. Sometimes, the tissues in your throat may obstruct part of your airway and begin to vibrate. This change can cause you to start snoring. If your airway is narrow, the vibration of your tissues may increase, and your snoring may become more audible. There are a number of factors that can change the condition of your airway and cause you to start snoring.
The Condition of Your Mouth
The muscular area that is located at the back of the roof of your mouth is called your soft palate. If your soft palate is thick or low, your airway may become narrow, and you will be more likely to snore. Further, gaining weight can cause you to develop additional tissue in your throat. This tissue can change the condition of your airways and cause you to snore.
The Condition of Your Nose
Having a deviated nasal septum or experiencing chronic congestion problems can increase the intensity of your snoring problem.
Your Lifestyle Habits
If you drink wine, beer, or other alcoholic beverages before you go to bed, the muscles in your throat will become more relaxed. This change can partially obstruct your airway and lead to snoring issues.
When you do not receive adequate amounts of sleep, your throat may relax, and you may begin snoring. Further, when you sleep on your back, your airway will become narrower, and you will be more likely to snore.
What Will Happen During My Laser Treatments?
We will address your snoring issues at our office in Bellevue. Since our Fotona SP Dynamis laser is very gentle, you shouldn’t feel worried or nervous before your initial appointment. Further, you will not be required to receive local anesthesia or other medications during this non-invasive treatment. Instead, we will start your appointment by asking you to open your mouth.
Next, we will use our Fotona SP Dynamis laser to send precise amounts of energy into various locations in your mouth. As this energy improves your snoring issues, you may notice a mild tingling or warm sensation. After we have treated your target area, we will turn off our laser. At this point, you will be able to leave our office and continue with your other plans for the day.
Will I Have a Long Recovery Period After Each of My Laser Sessions?
Since our laser will use a non-invasive method to improve your snoring problem, you will not need to take a lengthy break from your exercise routine, job, household duties, or other activities. Instead, you will typically be able to drive back to your office, complete errands, or return to your home.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Snoring Treatment?
If your snoring is causing you to experience low-quality sleep, you might be a good candidate for this powerful laser treatment. During your initial consultation, we will talk about the snoring, fatigue, and other negative symptoms that you are experiencing.
In addition, we will review your medical history and look at your mouth. After we have assessed your airways and learned more about your snoring problem, we will design a suitable snoring reduction treatment for you.
How Many Laser Sessions Will I Need To Receive?
Although the details of your snoring treatment will vary, it’s common to receive three laser sessions during a period of about 60 days. These laser treatments may improve your snoring problems for up to 12 months. If you would like to enhance the quality of your sleep for a longer period of time, you may decide to receive periodic follow-up sessions.
Improve Your Snoring
Developing snoring problems can cause you to feel tired, struggle to exercise, and have difficulty finishing long projects at your job. At Inner Vitality in Bellevue, WA, we can reduce your snoring and enhance your sleep by providing you with NightLase treatments. These non-invasive treatments will feel very comfortable, and you won’t have a lengthy period of downtime after you use this snoring reduction technique to improve your health.